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Synopsis

Ghosthunter is the story of a western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter who has spent two decades searching for his absent father. As a survivor of trauma, he seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and piece together his past. When his search converges with a police investigation, a family secret is exposed — forcing him to confront a brutal past in order to reclaim his future.

Awards and Festivals

Festival laurel, Documentary Australia Foundation Award, MIF, SITGES, Sheffield Doc/Fest

“An incredibly powerful, riveting, unpredictable and haunting documentary on one man’s exploration into the mysterious events of his childhood and how those traumatic experiences shaped him today as a man. This is an absolute must see - 5/5”

Audience member at Melbourne International Film Festival

“Ghosthunter reminded me why a great documentary can beat any other genre: nobody is more interesting than real people.”

Audience member at Melbourne International Film Festival

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The facts

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Childhood trauma affects 5 million (1 in 4) Australian adults
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The annual budgetary cost of unresolved trauma could be as high as $24 billion/annum
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Survivors of childhood sexual abuse often do not disclose their abuse until adulthood
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Childhood trauma often has an impact for life unless people find the right support
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Survivors often experience issues with low self-esteem, isolation and relationships. Longer-term consequences include homelessness, suicide, mental health issues, crime, drug and alcohol addiction
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There is an urgent need for trauma-informed training across health, welfare, justice, housing, employment and education sectors
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